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6.5.12

In Brief: May Day Edition

Here is your regular (especially burgeoning) Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond.

  • The Mahler Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Lawrence Renes, performs Leonard Bernstein's Serenade after Pluto's "Symposium", with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja (embedded here), supplemented with music by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and John Adams. [ARTE Live Web]

  • The conclusion of the Ring Cycle from the Wiener Staatsoper, with Christian Thielemann at the podium: Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras joined the Orchestre National de France and conductor Juanjo Mena for a concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées: music by Ibert, Dutilleux, Falla. [France Musique]

  • For good measure, listen to Queyras in recital with another Ionarts favorite, pianist Alexandre Tharaud, given at the Conservatoire de Genève in 2008. [France Musique]

  • Marc Minkowski leads his period-instrument ensemble Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, in two Schubert symphonies, nos. 1 and 4 (plus no. 3), in Vienna's Großen Konzerthaussaal. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Live from Munich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard joins the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a program of music by Messiaen, Ligeti, Tristan Murail, and George Benjamin, with George Benjamin at the podium. [France Musique]

  • You can also listen to George Benjamin conducting the Ensemble Intercontemporain, in music of Donatoni, Borowski, Boulez, and Schönberg, from the Cité de la Musique in Paris. [France Musique]

  • From the Wiener Festwochen, Riccardo Muti leads the Vienna Philharmonic in sacred music by Antonio Salieri, a Haydn trumpet concerto, and Schubert's eighth symphony, the Great C Major. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • The Maison de Victor Hugo in Paris is showing 80 rare drawings by its namesake, on exhibit through August 19. Take a look at some of them. [Le Monde]

  • Watch mezzo-soprano Anna Stephany and conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy perform music by Webern, Brahms, Dvořák, and Tchaikovsky with the Manchester Camerata. [Medici.tv]

  • From back in 2001, a performance of Franz Liszt's La Légende de Saint-Elisabeth, with Melanie Diener and Howard Arman conducting the MDR Symphony in the Frauenkirche in Dresden. [France Musique]

  • From just last year, a concert given in memory of conductor Charles Mackerras, with Roger Norrington conducting the Dresden Staatskapelle in Mozart's C Minor Mass, also in the Frauenkirche. [France Musique]

  • Watch the Compagnie Illico in choreography by Thomas Lebrun, Death and the Maiden, set to the string quartet of that name by Franz Schubert, performed by the Quatuor Voce, from the Maison de la Danse. [ARTE Live Web]

  • An oldie but a goodie: Mstislav Rostropovich conducting Tchaikovsky's Iolanta with the Orchestre de Paris, back in 1984. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Forget the Debussy anniversary: could this be the year for the Théodore Dubois revival? Thierry Hillériteau has some thoughts on the recordings and festival (at the Palazetto Bru Zane in Venice) honoring the composer. [Le Figaro]

  • From last summer's Edinburgh Festival, a recital by mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch and pianist Sophie Reynaud. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Cellist Gautier Capuçon joins conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Berlin Philharmonic for the annual May Day Europakonzert, given this year in Madrid. [Medici.tv]

  • From the Opéra Comique, Frédéric Chaslin leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in a program of opera excerpts from the 19th and 20th centuries. [France Musique]

  • The Ensemble Elyma performs a program of Baroque sacred music: Monteverdi, Grandi, Couperin, Campra, and more. [France Musique]

  • Cornelius Meister leads the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien in Martinů's fourth symphony and Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto, with Elisabeth Leonskaja as soloists. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Pianist Nikolai Demidenko joins the Orchestre National de France for the second Rachmaninoff piano concerto, plus Ken-Ishiro Kobayashi conducting Tchaikovsky's fifth symphony. [France Musique]

  • For more early music, the Ricercar Consort performs music by Bach, Biber, and other composers. [France Musique]

  • From Örebro, hear Herbert Blomstedt conduct the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in music by Franz Berwald and Tchaikovsky. [Österreichischer Rundfunk]

  • Young flutist François Garraud performs a recital with pianist Haga Ratovo, music by Bach, Poulenc, Fauré, Schubert. [France Musique]

  • Hear Jonas Vitaud play the piano sonata of Henri Dutilleux. [France Musique]

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